Green light for CCTV in #Glasgow #Taxis

Green light for CCTV in #Glasgow #Taxis

TAXI drivers in Glasgow have been given permission to install CCTV cameras in their cabs in an attempt to target everything from assaults to fare disputes. All operators of black cabs and private hire cars in the city can now fit their vehicles with the cameras after the scheme was given the go-ahead by the local authority. It follows consultation with the trade and Scotland’s Information Commissioner. The city council tried to introduce CCTV in taxis in 2009 but withdrew the idea after the Information Commissioner recommended not taking it forward. There had been concerns of potential legal action due to infringement of civil liberties. The council’s licensing committee gave the go-ahead after hearing CCTV was a valuable tool for crime prevention while also enhancing safety for drivers and passengers. In line with the Data Protection Act, any taxi operator using CCTV will...

Full article: http://www.national-taxi-association.co.uk/?p=7120

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